Resources are available to help you and your doctor find personalized treatment options that are potentially more effective for your lung cancer than cytotoxic chemotherapy. What’s more, new treatments are being investigated in clinical trials at an increasing rate. Comprehensive genomic testing of your lung cancer can help your doctor find therapies and clinical trials that could work best for your unique disease.
To ensure you understand all aspects of your care, you may want to ask your medical team to develop a written cancer treatment plan. This can be a useful communication tool for you and your doctor as it can help provide a complete view of what’s to come. It will also help you keep organized, ask questions, and prepare for what’s next. Your treatment plan reflects your unique situation, taking into account not only the type of cancer you have but your overall medical condition and your personal considerations.
Source: Cancer Support Community
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation has assembled a handbook for cancer patients. It provides information about the disease, diagnosis, specialists, testing, clinical trials, living with lung cancer, and support services.
Battling lung cancer is difficult enough without also having to handle the
financial burden of paying for care. For more information about billing support,
as well as support in accessing targeted therapies, immunotherapies and
clinical trials, click HERE.